PALM SPRINGS — Shortly after the dawn of 2019, Mayor Pro Tem Geoff Kors announced he would seek election to the newly drawn District 3 seat. Soon after, other residents filed the required paperwork to also become candidates.

He was the first in what has become a ballot of nine candidates vying for three spots on the City Council. The mayor’s post will rotate among them. Seniority will guide the rotation process. If re-elected, Kors is poised to become mayor in December.

As each of the candidates stepped into the public arena, Uken Report posed a series of identical question to each. There was no word limit. Responses were not edited.

With Election Day just one month away, we thought it would be helpful to re-introduce the candidates and their responses for those who might have missed them the first time around.

The names of the following candidates will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot.

To read each candidate’s responses, simply click on his or her name.

District 1

  • Michael Shogren: Did not respond to repeated requests to participate.
  • Les Young: 
  • Scott Myer:
  • Grace Garner: Did not respond to numerous requests to participate.

District 2

District 3

Since the stories were originally written, some prospective candidates withdrew, including Summer Morris aka Summer Helene, Carl  Baker.

This election begins the first phase of the city’s transition to district-based elections. The transition will be fully complete following the November 2020 election when City Councilmembers are elected from Districts 4 and 5, according to City Clerk Anthony Mejia.

To locate your voting district, click here. 

Oct. 21 is the last day to register to vote. If you would like to register to vote, click here.

Early voting is available Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 between 10 a.m. and 4 the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way.

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